Every once in a while, I like to do fancy things.
You know, things like sip champagne while watching the sun set.
Smoke a cigar while listening to some Miles Davis.
Visit the Coral Gables Museum to get super duper cultured on local neighborhood history and take-in some bad-ass art.
The Coral Gables Museum
Located walking distance from mi casa (aka: my house), the Coral Gables Museum is the pawfect way to get in a proper dose of class & culture.
This 1939 Mediterranean Revival building, made of lovely coral stone, used to be a police & fire station way back when.
Today, not only is the the museum listed in the National Register of Historic Places, but it also houses some of the nicest art pieces around.
During my visit to the Coral Gables Museum, I was able to check out the Cuban Art in the 20th Century exhibit.
It featured works of over 100 Cuban artist making it one of the largest collections of Cuban art shown in the US. This seems like a pretty fitting place to have such fantastic art showcased seeing how South Florida holds the largest Cuban American population in the world. True Story.
For The Kids
The Coral Gables Museum is a wonderland for kids!
Little ones can come let their imagination run free in their very own creative space. Reading, sketching, painting, creating…all in a vibrant colorful space.
Don’t tell anyone, but this was my favorite part of the museum. Kinda want to tell the human to paint our house red, yellow and blue.
After exploring the museum, people (and pups) can head outside to the charming and romantic courtyard. Speckled with art, foliage and fauna, it is the ideal place to eat a snack, host an event or even just give those paws a rest after walking the grounds.
Admission into the museum is $7 but make sure to visit their website and read all the latest happenings as they are always chock-full of activities and special events. Music concerts, book signings, walking tours; they have it all!
Regarding dogs: the museum allows dogs on their terrace and courtyard but not inside the building (Me? I have this blog to thank for VIP access :P).
However, word on the street is that they are thinking about starting a #PetsOnThePlaza movement. This would include: agility courses, guest trainers, bathing stations, doggy swag bags & adoption events in partnership with local shelters to find forever homes for Miami’s loneliest pups.
Paws SUPER DUPER crossed that this comes to fruition!